Montegrappa has released the first pen made of recycled materials from ocean plastic waste.
The Elmo Ambiente has been specially developed out of 100% recycled resin from plastic packaging. The sustainable casings of the pen are the result of a collaboration with Wales based artisanal synthetics studio, Smile Plastics. Smile’s research into innovative processes and finishes has seen it work with many of the leading names in conscious fashion and design.
Two unique finishes, Ocean and Charcoal, have been carved from blocks of recycled plastic packaging, and special recycled packaging reinforces the Elmo Ambiente’s sustainability claim.
Montegrappa wanted to create the pen to explore the possibilities of fabricating pens more sustainably and expand perceptions of quality and prestige.
A set of accompanying writing accessories have also been created exclusively for the Elmo Ambiente with local artisanal stationers, Arbos. Products made from reconstituted leather, textiles and paper expand the vision of a sustainable future.
“This year, the need to reconsider our relationship with nature is greater than ever” said Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of Montegrappa “We must think and act sustainably as the lives of future generations depend on it. The Elmo Ambiente reminds us of our responsibility to cherish and protect the oceans.”